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The FPSO main features Principal dimensions FPSO

Built as Floating Production Storage and Offloading unit (FPSO)
in 2008.
Suitable for extreme harsh environmental conditions due to
hull strength with double capacity relative to standard Aframax
tankers and additional brackets throughout hull structure and
Deadweight [Tonnes] 89,184
Hull type Double hull Aframax size suitable

Dynamic Positioning DP1

for Norwegian Seas

Storage capacity excl slops 604,478 bbls (96,112 m3) in 11

+31 23 711 5500 Aoka Mizu
fully bracketed forward region. Cargo storage tanks (98%)
Operation under UK Safety Case. Offloading Tandem offloading
ISO 14000 compliant with low environmental impact providing Accommodation 84 persons
low NOx power generation, ultra low oil-in water produced Helicopter deck Suitable for Sikorsky S-61 and
water clean-up, maximum waste separation. N/EH 101
Dedicated spaces foreseen for additional modules and power/
utility capability increases.

Topsides data References

General Total fluids capacity 35,000 bpd
Crude production 30,000 bpd
Port of Registry Curaao, Willemstad Produced water 20,000 bpd
Flag state Netherlands Antilles Water injection 55,000 bpd
Converted to FPSO Sembawang shipyard Singapore Seawater treatment 55,000 bwpd
2006-2008 Gas compression 2 x 22.2 MMscfd
Classification society DNV-GL Gas treatment 35 MMscfd (dehydration)
Class Notation +1A1, ship shaped oil production Material selection NACE MR 01-75
and storage unit, HELDK-SH- Power generation 2 x 10 MW Gas turbine
CRANE, EPR, ECO, F-AMC, 2 x 5.4 MW Diesel Generator
OFFLOADING (stern), DYNPOS- Topsides motor drives Electric

Turret mooring data

Turret type Disconnectable internal turret

3x3 mooring system
Number of riser slots 11
including umbilicals

Bluewater offices
Turret Mooring Systems
CALM Buoy Systems

April 2016
Multi Buoy Systems
Tower Loading / Mooring Systems
Topsides equipment

The FPSO topsides equipment arrangement shows efficient

space utilization and open space allows for additional
production equipment to increase the oil/gas production

Shuttle tankers

Offloading can be carried out to bow loading shuttle tankers.

Dynamic positioning system

The FPSO is equipped with a DP (dynamic

positioning) system. It is self-propelled and
suitable to execute an autonomous hook-up
to the disconnectable buoy.
Reinforced hull structure

The FPSO is designed and suitable to operate in

extreme harsh environmental conditions, due to highly
The buoy is disconnectable and allows
strengthened and reinforced hull structure throughout.

Aoka Mizu the FPSO to hook-up in harsh weather

conditions (e.g. winter). The buoy and its
SURF (subsea umbilicals, risers, flowlines)
configuration can be pre-installed without
the FPSO present.
The Aoka Mizu is a next generation disconnectable internal Turret Mooring
Bluewater designed, built, owned and System (TMS), located aft of the
operated FPSO. The hull was newly built accommodation enabling passive
at the Hitachi Zosen Shipyard in Japan, weathervaning. The mooring legs are
and directly adapted to be finished as an connected to the turret and are arranged in
FPSO by integrating a turret moonpool, a 3x3 configuration, optimized with respect
a foundation grillage to support process to prevailing wind conditions. In 2009 this
topsides and hull upgrades for higher FPSO started production on the the Ettrick
ultimate strength and fatigue capacity. and Blackbird fields for Nexen Petroleum
The FPSO is equipped with a UK, with excellent operations since.